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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LONG TIME

I need cheerfulness and rest for a long time after this day in town.

She sat a long time silent, motionless, her eyes fixed ahead.

They were good fighters and for a long time they were able to hold their own against all invaders.

He invited them to enter, and shook Katherine by the hand, as if he had not met her for a long time.

She sat gazing at it a long time in happy, child-like satisfaction.

He had been wandering about a long time—not in years, for he was less than thirty.

It had been rather a long time since Christine had been accused of having a kind heart.

"It's a long time since I have had a woman friend, Christine," he said soberly.

This has been one of my worst days, and I have for a long time had no days but bad ones.

I couldn't get her to say why for a long time, but at last it came out.

WORD ORIGIN

also long-time, 1580s, from long (adj.) + time (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LONG TIME

coon's age

nounvery long time
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